What celebrities including Rita Ora say about Fame

Rita Ora thinks fame is a “very weird concept”.

The 31-year-old singer admits she initially struggled to adjust to being famous, but she still thinks of herself as being a “normal person”.

She reflected: “It is definitely a shock to your system because it is something you’ve never experienced before … People ask me all the time, ‘What is fame like?’ And it’s really hard to explain fame if you’re not in it. It’s a very weird concept.

“I don’t really think about it as a reality … I don’t bring it home with me. I love to think of myself as a normal person.”

Rita is often told by fans that she’s remained “down to earth” in spite of her fame and success.

But the ‘Hot Right Now’ hitmaker considers the attention she receives to be part and parcel of being in the public eye.

“Everyone who meets me says, ‘Wow, you’re super down to earth.’ But I’ve always been like this. And when I go outside, I know, now it’s work time.

“People might come and talk to you. People may come and take pictures of you. It’s just something that comes with the territory.”

Rita is conscious of her fame, but she won’t allow outside influences to dictate how she lives her life.

The pop star – who is dating acclaimed filmmaker Taika Waititi – shared: “You have to also realise what you signed up for and pick the places where you’d like to keep them private. My friends say to me all the time: ‘Gosh, you sometimes forget that you’re known.’ And I’m like, ‘I know – it’s so weird. But I’m not going to stop living.'”

Recently the Beckhams revealed that a ‘stalker’ turned up at daughter Harper’s school and as a result, there security arrangements have been reviewed further.

Lady Gaga’s family knew she’d “made it” when she was given the chance to work with movie legend Al Pacino. “He was so excited, my mother was excited, my sister was excited, everybody in my family was excited. … It was such a great privilege. [They thought] ‘we’ve made it!’”

Kirsten Dunst has mixed feelings about her childhood fame. The 39-year-old actress appeared in a cereal advert when she was just three years old – which led to a contract with Ford Modelling Agency – and Kirsten now looks back on her early success with contrasting emotions. The Hollywood star – who has Ennis, three, and James, six months, with Jesse Plemons – reflected: “I judged it a lot more before I had kids.

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